Brad Hodge takes a swipe at BCCI over non-payment of IPL dues since 2011
The Board of Control for Cricket in Cricket has been in the headlines for unwanted reasons over the past couple of days regarding their non-payment of dues to cricketers, umpires, staff and others. Despite being the richest cricket body in the world, BCCI were on the receiving end as they haven't paid their dues in time.
Recently, former Australian cricketer, Brad Hodge launched a scathing attack on BCCI in a shocking revelation over non-payment of IPL dues. In a shocking development, now-defunct franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK) players are yet to receive full dues.
In the IPL 2011, KTK and Pune Warriors India (PWI) were added to the tournament. However, the Kerala-based franchise ended up getting removed right after just one season. The reason behind their termination was that they didn't pay the 10% bank guarantee owing to a dispute between the owners.
Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge revealed that the now-defunct franchise still owed money to its players and also asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India if they can do something to help them.
The Australian represented all the games for KTK in the league stage. Having played 14 games in the 2011 season, he aggregated 285 runs at an average of 35. In the next year, the franchise was terminated for obvious reasons.
Brad Hodge takes a dig at BCCI on Twitter
Hodge revealed that the now-defunct franchise owes 35% money to the players. After mentioning the issue, the veteran tagged BCCI in his tweet. "Players are still owed 35% of their money earned from ten years ago from the @IPL representing Kochi tuskers. Any chance @BCCI could locate that money?," Hodge tweeted while taking a swipe at the BCCI.
In fact, the Australian was referring to the news of the Indian women's team which is yet to receive their prize money of USD 500,000 prize money for finishing as the runners-up of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year.
A recent report in the UK's 'Telegraph' outlet quoted an official from the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as claiming that BCCI is yet to pay the runner-up prize money of the global event held in February-March last year.